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Gaylord at the Queens Borough Public Library


Copyright (c) 1982 R. R. Bowker and Company

Abstract: The Queens library consisted of a central library and 54 branches. This library was the largest client of Gaylord and the largest public library to be automated at that time. In 1975 the library considered CLSI, but found that it was not adequate to automate their library system. Signed contract with Gaylord in May 1977. Initial hardware consisted of a DEC 10/34, with 94KB of memory, two DEC RPO disk drives and a reader/printer. Up to 90 terminals would be installed. 60,000 to 70,000 transactions per day. Not all the processing is done locally. Each night data are transferred to the computers at Gaylord''s host site for processing and reloaded by the following day. The system is written in FORTRAN and DEC assembler language. [QBPL currently uses DRA and has used BiblioFile.]

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Publication Year:1982
Type of Material:Chapter
Language English
Published in: Library automation : five case studies. Freedman, Maurice J (ed)
Publisher:R. R. Bowker and Company
Company: Gaylord Information Systems
GIS Information Systems
Libraries: Queens Borough Public Library
Subject: Circulation Systems
Record Number:3018
Last Update:2015-05-25 14:51:00
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00